Calendar

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FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

Apr
1
Sat
35th St. Albans Chess Congress (ECF Congress of the Year) @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Ln, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4AW
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.stalbanscongress.com
5 round Swiss with 5 sections – Minor 120 and below, Intermediate 140 and below, Major 160 and below, Challengers 180 and below, Open – no grade limits. Over £3250 prize fund, large playing hall, ample free car parking, hot and cold food available. Easy access to M1 and M25, also good rail links. Free WiFi. [MAP]

Teignmouth Rapidplay Congress @ The Salle, Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8LY
Apr 1 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Cockerton Email: bloke795@gmail.com Web: http://www.teignmouthrapidplay.com [MAP] – one day rapidplay Swiss event – 6 rounds. Two sections: Open (Over 140) and Graded (Under 140) | Entry form

Apr
14
Fri
WECU 70th Open Easter Congress @ The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AG
Apr 14 @ 9:45 am – Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
Three sections: FIDE rated Open (incl. West of England Championship); FIDE rated Major U1950 (ECF U170 if no FIDE grade); Minor ECF rated U130. Also included is the WECU Ladies Championship – The Elizabeth Walker Cup. Free entry for GMs & IMs. Discounted entry for juniors | Entry form

Apr
22
Sat
Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ The Old Grammar School, Broad St., Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AH
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://tugmw4.wixsite.com/yate-chess-club [MAP]
Six round rapidplay, with 25 mins. on the clock. Sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Nice setting, free tea and coffee, and biscuits as long as they last | Entry form

May
7
Sun
Graded Junior Tournament & Training Afternoon hosted by Nick Pert @ Heatherside Junior School, Reading Road South Fleet Hampshire GU52 7TH
May 7 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com [MAP]
Hosted by GM and former U18 World Champion Nick Pert, the tournament and training day incorporates an ECF graded section as well as a section for improvers to build confidence & gain tournament experience. Training will be provided between rounds by experienced coaches. Online booking available here – http://www.picatic.com/heatherside | Information leaflet

May
12
Fri
28th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@btinternet.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP]
Four 5-round Swiss tournaments (Open, U165, U140, U110) with 4-hour playing sessions. The Congress is a WECU designated British Championship qualifying event, part of the Tradewise Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. The Open is FIDE-rated. The restaurant, bookstall and analysis areas are separate from the playing areas and there is ample (free) car parking | Entry form

May
27
Sat
49th Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gouda Way, Gloucester, GL1 2BG
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP] 6-round standard play Swiss. Three sections: Open / Major (Under 155 ECF) / Minor (Under 125 ECF). Bookstall provided by The Bude Chess Centre. Refreshments – soup, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and hot and cold drinks, plus a daily cooked special – available throughout; lunchtime barbecue on Monday | Entry form

Jun
9
Fri
Bristol Summer Congress @ Bristol Grammar School (6th Form Common Room) University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk [MAP]
A five-round Swiss | Entry form

Jul
22
Sat
UKCC Southern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Sep
3
Sun
67th DCCA Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 3 – Sep 9 all-day

Contact: Alan Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (FIDE-rated Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Bloodworth Intermediate U150, Walker Minor U120, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135. Bookstall by Keverel Chess.

Nov
6
Mon
18th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth EX8
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com
A well-established event for “Juniors” (50 – 64) and Seniors (65+). The event has hosted 34 top class congresses since 1999 and is well-known as one of the best venues on the circuit for smaller events … [MAP]

Nov
10
Fri
Torbay Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, Torbay TQ2 6QJ
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tony Tatam Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com Website: http://www.torbaycongress.com
A five round congress with four sections — Open, U170, U140 and U120 [MAP]

Feb
17
Sat
Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ TBC
Feb 17 @ 9:45 am – Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk Web: http://wiltshirejuniorchess.com
Although this (32nd) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2017.